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today. we're following two big stories for you. one the tedious and frustrating negotiations going on on capitol hill to try to avoid a government default. a scenario that could cost millions of americans their jobs and send this country plummeting into another recession. first, though, the deadly heat wave that has settled over so much of the country has brought record temperatures to our area. meteorologist chuck bell joins us with the details on that. and i know you posted on facebook that you were running this time yesterday morning. >> yes. almost this exact same time yesterday, just after 6:00 a.m. and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but, wow, was it hot. and there was a reason that i ran yesterday and the day before is because now every other run this summer will be easier than that. >> i guess that makes some sense. but still, even today, it will just be so difficult to do any of that stuff. >> i even cut back on my amount of running because it was just so hot out there. and we're in sort of the same steam bath this weekend. so welcome to your weekend, everybody. i
on the big screen. a big era. joining us once again is tracy grant of kids post. nice to see. >> you great to be with you, eun. >> your book of the week may be familiar because this was a movie that came out a couple years ago. >> that's right. our book club, which again this year is books and movies, what's better. fantastic mr. fox. >> amazing. >> the mean farmer, mr. fox outfoxing. and this is reviewed in wednesday's kids post. anybody who wants information about our summer book club, it's all at >> next, a fabulous exhibit at the maryland science center. and this is always a great place to go for kids. >> maryland science center. i was just up there. it is just terrific. but this summer they are kicking off the summer of irresponsible science. >> uh-oh. >> and this is where you should do it. this is a sphere that spews out toothpaste, enough to brush an elephant's tusk. >> who is going to clean that up? a mother i'm thinking. >> kids do it at the science center. up in the inner harbor through early august. >> they are allowed to do things they can't do at home. >> exactly
family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. >>> we have shown you this weekend how reporters nationwide are trying to illustrate how hot it is right now. you saw derrick ward sweating it out in dupont circle. here are statistics to give you a sense how historically it's been across the country this week. 845 heat records were broken or tied between last monday and yesterday. most of them were broken on friday. 212 records were set or met that day. and if you think it's hot here, just be happy you weren't in haze, kansas. it was 110 degrees there on thursday. that was the hottest record set this past week. >> yeah. that's tough stuff. and people think because they're in kansas that it isn't humid. think again. it's all corn and soybean crops everywhere you go. and a good hea
the country. >> reporter: record setting heat matt big apple broil. >> this is not hot. it's fire. >> reporter: new york central park hit a new record at 102 degrees. the record highs meant record demand for power. con ed used voice mails to ask customers to conserve. >> turn off noncritical electric equipment such as televisions, computer, micro wafrks washer, dryers, air conditioners. >> reporter: across the river in new jersey, things were even hotter. newark hit a record 108. >> it's too much. too hot. what are you going to do? just got to deal with it. >> reporter: thousands dealt with blazing temperatures by hitting the jersey shore. the water was refreshing. but the sand was blistering. >> oh, it's brutal. the heat is brutal. >> reporter: millions suffered with brutal heat friday from sterling, virginia all the way to boston. portland, maine hit 100 degrees for the first time since 1975. east coast residents should expect at least one more day of sweltering heat before much needed relief. >> a cold front drops down from the north and with that, we will see cooler air move into place. an
: while the economy added 6,000 manufactures job, that's a drop in a very big bucket. >> the data is lousy. >> reporter: the president called congressional leaders back to the white house on sunday to break the stalemate over the debt ceiling and government spending. democrats and republicans are united on one point, they don't like what they're hearing so far. >> we are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of america's seen yorsz a eseni families. >> there is no agreement in private or in public and as the presented sa president said yesterday, we are this far apart. >> reporter: they're predicting bottom lines but not breakthroug breakthroughs. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> it is the end of an era for nasa. and one giant question mark for mankind. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis" on the shoulders of the space shuttle america will continue the dream. >> reporter: the 135th and final shuttle mission hungered from kennedy space center yesterday on a 12 day trip to the international space station. once "atlant
to be for the mayor? >> well, if it's proven, it's a big legal problem because it's against the laws of the election board, the campaign finance people. so that could be a very, very big legal problem. how it's going to carry out and how far it will be carried out we don't know. until the "washington post", for some reason, i've been saying and i hear in the community people say, well, what's wrong with the "washington post". why are they against gray? all of the leaders in the city. since january inaugurations that's all we have gotten from the media. and that is an attack on black leaders in the city. >> well, i'm not going to try to defend the "washington post". but, you know, i get a little tired of black leaders making an excuse as to why they come after me. the fact is they accepted cash they shouldn't have accepted. that can happen. it really can happen. >> but the problem is then somebody says well, let's go get money orders. you have to consciously make a decision. you're supposed to have a pressure. i've run campaigns. i've been a candidate for office. darn it, the treasurer has to be abov
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
-kahn that let the former imf chief to walk free. welcome to news 4 today, we'll get to the day's big stories in a momd, bent, but first we need check in with kim. >> pressure is on once again. a holiday. i think you'll like what we get this weekend. it's been hot the last few days, but the humidity has been manageable. it's going to start inching up today. right now we're at 68, but look at those 50s in our suburbs. a pair of 5s at martinsburg. southern maryland, 58. enjoy it while we have it. the clear skies will stay with us today. we'll be warming up, though, to 91. and the humidity will come up. so it won't feel as comfortable as what we've been having the last few days. late in the afternoon, we'll see clouds move in and that will lead to some showers this holiday weekend. i'll tell you when they're going to happen and if our fireworks forecast is in danger. >> thanks, kim. >>> new from overnight, a car accident in southeast washington has left one person dead and three others badly hurt. that crash happened around 2:00 this morning in the 11 ook brock of. in mississippi avenue southeas
. but republicans have a big fight on their hands against obama. >> you can't get a burr out of boehner's butt. >> the vice president nomination wouldn't happen until a little over a year from now. by now this will have cooled off. cantor's role would replay off a little. >> sigh why even talk about it now? we already have reelection or election tpa too already. it's just my strategy that mitt romney is again indicatoring on these battleground states. i really like your governor. i like the way the gop is operating in these states. and it's a way of sort of, i think, getting out front. >> but bringing it back home to virginia, that's the way we are in this region. the headline here bob mcdonald as bp running mate. that's a focus in this area. >> no, but you have a question mark. >> but the fact is has been doing stuff to bring that to national attention. >> sarah palin. >> that's right. >> you make somebody vice president and they get that national name. >> sarah palin has her own planet. planet palin. you're watching reporters notebook. >>> welcome back to reporter's notebook. again, for firs
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